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University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA 95343

United States

Telephone: 209-228-4400


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: January 20, 2022

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 2007

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 2011

Undergraduate FTE: 8,310

Graduate FTE: 770

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Public

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. Multi-institution System

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Board of Directors ChairRichard LeibChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerElizabeth DumontExecutive Vice Chancellor &
Chief Executive OfficerJuan Sánchez Muñ
Chief Financial OfficerKurt SchnierInterim Vice Chancellor, Planning and
Director Institutional ResearchCorinne TownsendInterim Director, Institutional Research and Decision
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
04127100University of California MercedMercedMain CampusActive
University of California, MercedMercedAdditionalActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Applied Mathematical SciencesBachelors2006On-Site
Applied MathematicsMasters2014On-Site
Applied MathematicsResearch Doctorate2014On-Site
BioengineeringResearch Doctorate2019On-Site
Biological SciencesBachelors2004On-Site
Chemistry and BiochemistryMasters2013On-Site
Chemistry and BiochemistryResearch Doctorate2013On-Site
Civil EngineeringBachelors2021On-Site
Cognitive ScienceBachelors2006On-Site
Cognitive and Information SciencesResearch Doctorate2011On-Site
Cognitive and Information SciencesMasters2020On-Site
Computer Science & EngineeringBachelors2004On-Site
Critical Race and Ethnic StudiesBachelors2017On-Site
EconomicsResearch Doctorate2020On-Site
Electrical EngineeringBachelors2023On-Site
Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMasters2019On-Site
Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceResearch Doctorate2019On-Site
Environmental EngineeringBachelors2004On-Site
Environmental SystemsResearch Doctorate2007On-Site
Environmental SystemsMasters2007On-Site
Environmental Systems ScienceBachelors2004On-Site
Global Arts StudiesBachelors2016On-Site
Literatures in EnglishBachelors2013On-Site
Management and Business EconomicsBachelors2014On-Site
Management of Complex SystemsResearch Doctorate2019On-Site
Management of Complex SystemsMasters2019On-Site
Management of Innovation, Sustainability and TechnologyMasters2018On-Site
Materials Science and EngineeringBachelors2006On-Site
Materials and Biomaterials Science and EngineeringMasters2019On-Site
Materials and Biomaterials Science and EngineeringResearch Doctorate2019On-Site
Mechanical EngineeringBachelors2006On-Site
Mechanical EngineerngResearch Doctorate2016On-Site
Mechanical EngineerngMasters2016On-Site
Multiple Subject and Single Subject Preliminary Credential Preparation ProgramNon-degree2018On-Site
Multiple Subject and Single Subject Preliminary Credential Preparation ProgramNon-degree2020Distance Education
PhysicsResearch Doctorate2014On-Site
Political ScienceMasters2014On-Site
Political ScienceBachelors2007On-Site
Political ScienceResearch Doctorate2014On-Site
Psychological SciencesResearch Doctorate2011On-Site
Psychological SciencesMasters2015On-Site
Public HealthMasters2017On-Site
Public HealthBachelors2014On-Site
Public HealthResearch Doctorate2017On-Site
Quantitative and Systems BiologyMasters2011On-Site
Quantitative and Systems BiologyResearch Doctorate2011On-Site
SociologyResearch Doctorate2015On-Site
Writing StudiesBachelors2022On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2027Offsite Review
Spring2028Accreditation Visit